Hi, I'm new to planted tanks(and plantedtanks.net). Yesterday I bought a 20gal long (30'' x 12'' x 12''). I'm pretty excited about getting it set up, but I've run into some trouble picking lighting for it. Currently I have a perfect-a-lite top w/its default lighting - "Eclipse F18T8 Natural Daylight" which looks like the one in this picture http://www.bulbman.com/browseproducts/F18T8CW30.html
. The bulb itself is of the 22 inches long variety. So, I'm trying to order proper lighting from Dr Fosters (to save on shipping, I'm poor), so which, if any, of these choices would be the best(and cheap) for my new planted tank, or could anyone suggest something better? I'm pretty open to options.
- the CD-518992 Ultra-Daylight Twin Tube 8800K (65 watt, 22" L) Regular $ 32.99 Special 16.99
Would 65 watts for a 20L be considered "high" lighting? is 8800K too high? I don't wanna wash out my fishies with too much light..
Would the pins even work with my current light? What would I need to do to make it work?
I guess the 65 watt options. Once again, would they even fit in my current setup? How would I make 'em work :-/
I guess any of the 55 or 65 watt options on the page, but once again, I have no idea how to pick which one would work with my system
Any insight would be MUCH appreciated. I'd hate to pick the wrong thing and be outta the money, or deal with the hastle of returning it, or worse yet, postpone setting up my fish tank ! Thanks